scores out of 5
is so much about this little piece of gum to be confused about.
Right off the bat the strange bear on the front of the package
is very confusing. Is he throwing that ball? Is he in some kind
of very inapropriate black face makeup? It's all very unclear
and frankly scares me a little bit. Then the name of the candy
"Fusen", that sounds european and there's even some
kind of line over the "u" on the package. However
this gum is made in Japan. Finally there's the free tattoo inside,
I couldn't figure out what it was at all (I'll
post a picture of it here). So even before I bite into this
piece of gum, I'm both confused and a little nervous.
My assumption when
I saw the black bear on the package was that this gum was going
to be licorice flavoured, fortunately it's not. That would have
been bad for me, since I don't like licorice, and that might
also be a little racists because of the black faced bear on
the package. The gum was a little sketchy looking, it was white
with pink spots. The spots where not fun looking spots either,
kind of like something got clogged in the gum machine, or maybe
that the mixture wasn't mixed enough.
The good news is
that once I bit into the gum, it wasn't too bad. It was a basic
fruit flavoured gum that I can't really pick out which fruit
it's supposed to be, but it was pleasant enough. The flavour
lasted for a whole ten minutes, so that could have been better,
but it wasn't too bad either. I guess my lack of understanding
made this candy a little intimidating, but the gum itself was
nothing to worry about.
Time: 10 min